Up until now making infused products at home has been a lengthy and labor-intensive process. But the latest machines do it better, faster, and more efficiently, giving the user quantity and strain control all while making a surprisingly high-quality product.
These products are bound to create thousands of DIY cannabis chefs. You can create both edible and topical products as easy as the push of a button. No more purchasing edibles from the dispensary and not knowing the effects it will have on you. You can now confidently find a strain that fits your needs, purchase your base oil and test your end result product for complete satisfaction in both safety and quality.
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@199.99 – If Philippe Starck made an infusion machine and sold it Dean and DeLuca it would look like the Levo Oil machine.
Levo’s extraordinary machine combines barista technology with high quality performance to create an elegant machine used exclusively for infusing oil and butter. There’s no more messy straining or clean up. No emulsifiers, solvents or additives are required to infuse. No pre-set temperature and time settings, allowing you complete creative control over your ingredients and end result product.
To top it off, the gentle infusion method doesn’t aerate your ingredients, increasing their shelf life.
$174.00 – A must-have for home cannabis cooks, the MBM makes Herbal Butters, Oils, Tinctures, Soups, Sauces, Salad Dressings, Skin Care Products, Pet Medicines, and more. It comes with detailed instructions for each method and the LoveGlove for straining, PurifyFilter and 110V power cord.
With this machine you can create tinctures using glycerin or grain alcohol. Just add ingredients, let the machine run and strain.
Capacity 2-5 Cups of Liquids
$200.99 – tCheck is a device that allows you to measure the strength of your infusions. Making edibles with a consistent strength is nearly impossible. When using tCheck, measure the potency of your oils, and tailor your recipe to get a consistent dose. It’s really that easy. Using just a few drops of butter, coconut oil, olive oil, or alcohol, you can accurately measure the strength of your infusion in less than 45 seconds.
$399.00 – Get the tCheck and the Levo oil machine with this beautiful bundle of goodness.
Coffee Grinder or Pre-made product
You will need a grinding method if purchasing full flower. There are brands that make pre-ground or shack cannabis intended for cooking. Like Bakers Batch from green life production in Las Vegas. Using a coffee grinder is a ideal method for grinding up the flower, but be mindful of others in the house and clean your grinder throughly after each use.
You have the machine now you need quality product. There are so many strains in the recreational and medical market these days that you need look no further than your nearest dispensary to find the one to fit your needs.
We suggest using organic, clean green certified product when ever possible. Make sure to ask for testing results with anything your purchase.
Strains suited for pain relief and relaxation. Some are very strong and will cause what is known as “couch-lock”. Look for these if you need an appetite inducer, sleep aid with nausea, stress and anxiety relief.
Strains suited for creativity and energy. Use these during the day for an uplifting anti-depressant.
A mix of the two with one strain being more dominant.
If you are looking for a truly medicinal strain look for a high CBD to low THC version. The lower the THC the lower the psychoactive effects. These are great for people who need to help treat ailments like auto-immune illnesses, MS, Cancer symptoms and seizures but don’t want to feel high.
Take your home infusions and create wonderfully medicated meals. The cookbook, by Robyn Griggs Lawrence makes cooking with cannabis easy. You are sure to get plenty of dosage reminders so there is nothing to fear for the novice cook.
This book offers getting to know cannabis information mixed with basic infusion methods as well as full meal recipes in a familiar cookbook format.
The two things that cause a natural product (like essential oils and food) to degrade quickly are air and light. This isn’t news. The ancient Egyptians invented deep violet glass thousands of years ago and preserved precious oils and herbs for centuries in tombs. This is the philosophy behind storing essential oils in amber glass bottles.
Infinity jars – These jars are on the expensive side but the special pigmented glass is thicker and more durable than your standard glass; it is smell-proof, blocks harmful UV light and is visually discreet. These glass jars can actually slow down the decaying process of organic matter while maintaining the freshness of whatever is inside. The jar lid systems, the screw-top and glass-on-glass lid, are completely airtight.
If possible, store your dried herbs in a glass container, which will keep them fresh longer. Using dark glass will help to further keep light out, which ages the herb more quickly and can compromise its quality. A dried herb should appear vibrant in color and have a wonderful smell to it. Even though it’s dried, it should have an “alive” vibrancy to it – you should be able to sense the life in it!
If you are storing cannabutter in its purest form, it will last the longest if you keep it in an airtight, freezable container such as a mason or other glass jar. Keep it in your freezer or refrigerator to keep it fresh as long as possible.
Keep oil in a cool, dark place. Most infused oils generally last for a year or longer. Do be mindful of oils going rancid and discard if it begins to smell off. Store tinctures in dark bottles to ensure high quality and product longevity.
Alcohol-based tinctures are fairly easy to keep, as the alcohol acts as an effective preservative. It is still recommended to store in an amber or blue dripper bottle, which should be kept in a freezer or refrigerator or a cool, dark cupboard, to ensure high quality and product longevity.
For non-alcohol tinctures, it is important to keep these in a cool, dark cupboard, away from any heat source or light. Storing these above your stove or near a heater can compromise herb quality or even cause mold to grow. The vegetable glycerine in the non-alcohol tincture has some preservative properties, but not much. This means that your product will have a shorter shelf life (still 3-5 years) and is more susceptible to being contaminated and perhaps even cultivating some mold. Because of this (and because the glass tube could be broken if bitten), NEVER allow your child to suck on the glass dropper tube. Always check your non-alcohol tinctures each time before you shake them up and before you take them to make sure they are still in good condition. It’s rare to have a tincture get moldy, but it can happen. If it does, it’s quite obvious to see visually – it will have a whitish patch floating on top of the dark tincture liquid. If you find that you do have a moldy tincture, throw it away and do not use it.
Keep all product out of reach of children and clearly marked as a cannabis product.